Bosko is an animated cartoon character created by Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising in 1927 and the first recurring character in the Leon Schlesinger cartoon series Looney Tunes.
"Although Harman and Ising based Bosko's looks on Felix the Cat, Bosko, like Mickey, got his personality from the blackface characters of the minstrel and vaudeville shows popular in the 1930s. Whereas Disney masked Mickey by making him a mouse, Harman and Ising made Bosko a genuine black boy. Keeping with the stereotypes of the minstrel shows, Bosko is a natural at singing, dancing, and playing any instrument he encounters." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosko). He is a curious and lively boy who finds a (musical) solution to every problem, accompanied by his girlfriend Honey and his dog Bruno. The plots are generally weak though. Some Bosko cartoons found on the Internet weren't included in this collection.
The following cartoons are included (brief descriptions from The Public Domaain Movie Database):
- Congo Jazz, 1930
Bosko runs into all kinds of wild animals during this jungle visit.
- Ain't Nature Grand!, 1931
Bosko decides to take a break and enjoy nature. He goes fishing, dances with a frog, and watches some bees buzz around a waterfall. He decides that nature isn't so great after the bees give chase.
- Bosko's Holiday, 1931
Bosko takes Honey on a picnic.
- Bosko Shipwrecked!, 1931
Bosko is found aboard a ship at sea during a terrible storm and winds up shipwrecked on an island populated with canibals & ferocious animals.
- Bosko's Soda Fountain, 1931
Bosko is merrily working away in a soda shop where he makes the best ice cream sodas.
- Bosko at the Zoo, 1932
Bosko & Honey set out for a fun-filled day at the zoo where they encounter lions, gorillas, and lots of other strange creatures.
- Big-Hearted Bosko, 1932
Bosko and his pet dog are enjoying skating on a frozen pond when the dog stumbles upon an abandoned baby in a basket. Bosko and his dog proceeds to take the orphan home and do their best to get the child to quit crying.
- Bosko's Party, 1932
Bosko head to a surprise party at Honey's house in the rain, however Honey's dog comes close to ruining the surprise.
- Bosko and Bruno, 1932
Bosko & Bruno find themselves in the path of a speeding train while on one of their travels.
- Bosko and Honey, 1932
Bosko goes to Honey's house after she has some trouble with Wilber. They decide to go on a picnic, but it gets rained out.
July 13, 2012 Subject:
Hi - Looking to use portions of these cartoons. Can you verify the CC license attached to them at all?
March 9, 2011 Subject:
They don't make 'em like they used to.
These are amazing! Wonderful animation, hilarious stories and gags, and over all, creative and genuine cartoons.
April 4, 2010 Subject:
Weak Audio Levels
Thanks for uploading these, at least the first one has almost no sound.
May 18, 2008 Subject:
Pretty good collection here, the sound is a bit off on some of them. They generally follow Bosko, his girlfriend, and usually several animals lol. The animation on these are great, as you can clearly see the animators experimenting on some of these. The music is grating sometimes, (la la la la la!!) but all in all, fun old time cartoon fun.